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Wanda Sykes is a Actor American born on 7 march 1964 at Portsmouth (USA)

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes
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Nationality USA
Birth 7 march 1964 (55 years) at Portsmouth (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Wanda Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American comedian, writer, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is well known for her role as Barbara Baran on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In November 2009, The Wanda Sykes Show, her own late-night talkshow, premiered on Fox, airing Saturday nights, until it was cancelled in April 2010. Sykes has also had a successful career in film, appearing in Monster-in-Law, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evan Almighty, and License to Wed, and voiced characters in Over the Hedge, Barnyard, Brother Bear 2, Rio, and Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Biography

Sykes was married to record producer Dave Hall from 1991 to 1998. In November 2008, she publicly came out as gay while at a same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas regarding Proposition 8. Sykes had just married her partner Alex Niedbalski, a French woman, a month earlier on October 25, 2008, whom she met in 2006. The couple also became parents on April 27, 2009, when Alex gave birth to a pair of fraternal twins, daughter Olivia Lou and son Lucas Claude.

Sykes only came out to her conservative mother Marion and father Harry when she was 40, who both initially had difficulty accepting her homosexuality. They declined to attend her wedding with Alex, which led to a brief period of estrangement, but have since reconciled and are now proud grandparents to the couple's children.

During a September 19, 2011 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Sykes announced that she had been diagnosed earlier in the year with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Although DCIS is a non-invasive "stage zero breast cancer", Sykes had elected to have a bilateral mastectomy in order to lower her chances of getting breast cancer.

Sykes splits time living in both Los Angeles and Media, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia.


Activism
Sykes has publicly expressed being devastated after California voters passed state Proposition 8. She said: "with the legislation that they passed, I can’t sit by and just watch. I just can’t do it." She has continued to be active in same-sex marriage issues hosting events and emceeing fundraisers. She has also worked with PETA on promoting dog anti-chaining legislation in her home state.

She has been an outspoken supporter of Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center after the organization's staff sent Sykes a letter asking her to visit during her 2010 tour's stop in Detroit.

Best films

Over the Hedge (2006)
(Actress)
Monster-in-Law (2005)
(Actress)

Usually with

Louis C.K.
Louis C.K.
(3 films)
Chris Rock
Chris Rock
(3 films)
Steve Carell
Steve Carell
(4 films)
Tom Shadyac
Tom Shadyac
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wanda Sykes (24 films)

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Actress

Snatched
Snatched (2017)
, 1h43
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Christopher Meloni, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack
Roles Ruth
Rating45% 2.2569452.2569452.2569452.2569452.256945
Abandonnée par son petit ami, Emily part en vacances avec sa mère en Équateur. Des vacances qui vont vite virer à la catastrophe, en commençant par leur kidnapping...
A Bad Moms Christmas, 1h44
Directed by Jon Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon
Roles Dr. Elizabeth Karl
Rating55% 2.7627852.7627852.7627852.7627852.762785
Comme beaucoup de mères de famille, Amy, Kiki et Carla angoissent à l’approche des fêtes de fin d'année : les cadeaux, le repas, la décoration, l’organisation et la préparation. Elles doivent tout gérer. Pire encore, leurs propres mères, aussi exigeantes que critiques, s’invitent à la fête. Fatiguées, les trois femmes décident de prendre en main les choses pour en profiter et s'éclater.
Ice Age: Collision Course, 1h34
Directed by Mike Thurmeier
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about families, La préhistoire, Comedy science fiction films, Animaux préhistoriques
Actors Chris Wedge, John Leguizamo, Keke Palmer, Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott
Roles Granny (voice)
Rating57% 2.8549252.8549252.8549252.8549252.854925
Scrat va dans l'espace et provoque la collision entre deux planètes, ce qui crée un astéroïde filant droit vers la Terre. Manny, Sid, Diego et le reste de la bande vont devoir fuir leur chez-soi. Buck, la belette de L'Âge de glace 3, est de retour. Nos héros vont voyager vers des terres exotiques et rencontreront une ribambelle de personnages hauts en couleurs, tels que le spirituel Shangri Lama.
Bad Moms
Bad Moms (2016)
, 1h40
Directed by Jon Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo
Roles Dr. Elizabeth Karl
Rating62% 3.1038653.1038653.1038653.1038653.103865
Amy (Mila Kunis), une trentenaire, mène une vie à 100 à l'heure, entre son travail qui lui en demande énormément, ses deux enfants beaucoup trop exigeants et son mari paresseux et infidèle. A trop en faire, elle finit par craquer. Lors d'une réunion de parents d’élèves, elle ne supporte plus la pression et annonce publiquement qu’elle ne veut plus passer pour la mère idéale. Cela choque plusieurs personnes dans l’assemblée mais lui attire également la sympathie de Kiki (Kristen Bell) et Carla (Kathryn Hahn), deux autres mamans fatiguées. Ensemble, elles décident de profiter de la vie et de prendre du bon temps, même si elles doivent se mettre à dos les mères de l’école.
The Hot Flashes
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Wanda Sykes, Eric Roberts, Mark Povinelli
Roles Florine Clarkston

An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant high school girls' state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as these marginalized women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, and become a national media sensation.
Ice Age: Continental Drift, 1h28
Directed by Mike Thurmeier, Steve Martino
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Pirate films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Films set in Atlantis
Actors John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Chris Wedge, Denis Leary, Peter Dinklage, Queen Latifah
Roles Granny (voice)
Rating65% 3.296073.296073.296073.296073.29607
While Scrat inadvertently causes the break up of Pangaea, Manny and Ellie are forced to deal with the trials and tribulations of their teenage daughter Peaches, who has trouble fitting in with her peers. Ellie tries to support her daughter, but Manny becomes exceedingly over-protective. Peaches' friend Louis, a molehog, tries to warn her as she tries to approach a mammoth named Ethan on whom she has a crush. Meanwhile, Sid's family returns, but only long enough to drop off the elderly Granny before abandoning them both. Manny catches Peaches sneaking off to meet Ethan, and leading to an argument and their estrangement. Shortly after, a continental break-up separates Manny from the herd. Trapped on a moving chunk of ice with Sid, Granny, and Diego, Manny has no choice but to ride out the current. Meanwhile, a giant land shift encroaches on Ellie, Peaches, and those remaining on land, causing them to make their way toward the land bridge.
The Muppets, 1h38
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Parsons
Roles Officer Ethel (deleted scenes)
Rating70% 3.5473853.5473853.5473853.5473853.547385
Brothers Walter and Gary, residents of Smalltown, are fans of the Muppets, having watched The Muppet Show throughout their youth. Now adults, Gary plans a vacation to Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Mary, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, inviting Walter so he can tour the Muppet Studios. Mary feels Gary's devotion to Walter is detracting from their relationship.
Rio
Rio (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Films about apes, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, Jane Lynch, Jemaine Clement
Roles Chloe/Goose (voice)
Rating68% 3.447033.447033.447033.447033.44703
In Brazil, various exotic birds are smuggled out of the country. In Moose Lake, Minnesota, a crate with a male Spix's macaw hatchling falls out of a truck and is found by a little girl named Linda Gunderson, who names him Blu. Over the next 15 years, Linda owns a bookstore. Highly domesticated and unable to fly, Blu is ridiculed frequently by the Canada geese that come by outside of Linda's bookstore.
Evan Almighty, 1h36
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Disaster films
Actors Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, Harve Presnell, John Michael Higgins
Roles Rita
Rating54% 2.7000652.7000652.7000652.7000652.700065
Newly elected to Congress, former local television news reporter Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) leaves his hometown of Buffalo, New York and moves to suburban northern Virginia, where his congressional campaign declares that he will change the world. Evan prays to God (Morgan Freeman) to give him this opportunity. On the other hand, his wife, Joan (Lauren Graham), expresses her concern about the new location and prays that she, Evan, and their three sons (Jimmy Bennett, Graham Phillips, and Johnny Simmons) will be closer together as a family. On the first day of his job, Evan is given a prime office space, where he is accompanied by his three congressional staffers, Rita, Marty, and Eugene (Wanda Sykes, Jonah Hill, John Michael Higgins), and invited to co-sponsor the Public Land Act bill with his boss, Chuck Long (John Goodman).
License to Wed, 1h31
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, Eric Christian Olsen, Christine Taylor, Josh Flitter
Rating53% 2.6523552.6523552.6523552.6523552.652355
Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore) has always longed to marry the man of her dreams in her family church. Though she has found her lifetime companion in Ben Murphy (John Krasinski), Sadie is distressed to learn that St. Augustine's has only one wedding slot available over the next two years, though after re-checking their planning book, they find that the wedding can be held in three weeks.
Clerks II
Clerks II (2006)
, 1h37
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Rosario Dawson, Trevor Fehrman
Roles Wife
Rating73% 3.698583.698583.698583.698583.69858
Eleven years after the events of the first film, Dante (Brian O'Halloran) opens the Quick Stop convenience store to find that it is on fire; Randal (Jeff Anderson) had left the coffee pot on after closing the night before. As a result of the destruction of Quick Stop and the adjacent RST Video, Dante and Randal begin working at a Mooby's fast food restaurant along with Elias (Trevor Fehrman) and their manager Becky Scott (Rosario Dawson). A year later, Dante is planning to leave his minimum wage lifestyle in favor of a family life in Florida with his fiancée Emma Bunting (Jennifer Schwalbach), whose father will provide them with a home and a business to run. This leaves Randal bitterly disappointed, who fears that with Dante moving to Florida would leave him without his best friend. Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith) have since followed Dante and Randal, and now loiter outside of Mooby's. Jay and Silent Bob no longer do drugs after they were arrested for the possession of drugs and were sent to rehab, and become devout Christians following their release. However, the duo continue selling drugs.
Brother Bear 2, 1h14
Directed by Ben Gluck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jim Cummings, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jessie Flower, Wendie Malick
Roles Innoko (voice)
Rating62% 3.108363.108363.108363.108363.10836
Picking up several months after the events of the first film, Kenai (voiced by Patrick Dempsey) - now a cave bear - is living happily with his foster brother Koda (voiced by Jeremy Suarez). Having just awoken from hibernation, the bears are off to Crowberry Ridge for the first berries of the season. Unfortunately, Kenai's haunted by memories of his childhood friend Nita (voiced by Mandy Moore), to whom he gave a special amulet many years ago. When he was a human child, he became friends with Nita, the daughter of the elder of a neighboring tribe. The pair's past friendship collides with the present as Kenai and Nita must undertake an excursion as bear and woman, respectively. The bears Kenai and Koda are on their way to Crowberry Ridge when they meet up with Nita, Kenai's childhood friend. Nita wants to burn the amulet Kenai gave her at Hokani Falls so she can marry Atka (voiced by Jeff Bennett). However, she has to do it with Kenai to send the bond back up to the spirits. At first, Kenai refuses, but finally agrees. Nita misses Kenai, but does not tell him. Instead, she asks if he misses being human, and if he ever thought of changing back. He replies that he has thought about it. Koda, who heard it all, races up a mountain and is finally found by Nita. However, the two are then caught in an avalanche. Kenai digs them out and tells Koda he'll never leave him. They make it to Hokani Falls, and burn the amulet. Nita can no longer understand animals, so she says goodbye. Koda asks his mother in the spirit-land to turn Kenai back into a man so he can be happy. Koda goes to the village to retrieve Nita, and Kenai is told by Rutt and Tuke (voiced by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas). Koda cannot go to the village because they will kill him. Kenai makes it there, and gets into a fight with Atka. He falls off a cliff into shallow water, where the spirits come. Koda tells Kenai that he asked the spirits to change him back into a man. Kenai tells Nita that he cannot change because he cannot leave Koda, but Nita tells him that she can. So, she turns into a bear that has same coloring as Kenai, and they get married. The film ends with Kenai and Nita getting married and Rutt and Tuke finding mates, and the spirits changing the cave painting of young Nita and Kenai into two bear cubs, since neither are human any more.
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, 1h11
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Danny Glover, D. L. Hughley, Wayne Brady, Nick Cannon, Cleo Laine, Wanda Sykes
Roles Sister Moon
Rating48% 2.4327152.4327152.4327152.4327152.432715
Brer Rabbit, un lapin rusé, est l'un des animaux les plus populaires de la forêt. Mais Brer Fox, un renard rusé, vient perturber son quotidien paisible en lui jouant des tours pendables. Dès lors, rien ne va plus entre le renard et le lapin, qui se livrent une véritable guerre des nerfs...
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure, 4minutes
Directed by Will Finn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Bruce Willis, Steve Carell, Madison Davenport, Shane Baumel, Wanda Sykes, Garry Shandling
Roles Stella (voice)
Rating61% 3.0964653.0964653.0964653.0964653.096465
Bucky, Quillo and Spike (the young porcupines) begin with filming RJ who holds a piece of cardboard which has the words, "RJ's Wild World of Nature", a made-up nature show. Their subject is Hammy when he discovers a boomerang. RJ and the kids hide in the hedge and watch Hammy as he first sees the boomerang and "calls dibs." He tries to eat it but hates the taste and throws it away. The boomerang hits him in this order:
Barnyard
Barnyard (2006)
, 1h30
Directed by Steve Oedekerk
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Films about cows, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors David Koechner, Kevin James, Sam Elliott, Courteney Cox, Danny Glover, Jeffrey Garcia
Roles Bessy the Cow (voice)
Rating55% 2.7993152.7993152.7993152.7993152.799315
Otis is a carefree cow who prefers to goof off rather than accept responsibility. His adoptive father Ben is the leader of the barnyard when the farmer is away. After Otis interrupts a barnyard meeting with his wild antics, Ben has a talk with his son, warning him that he'll never be happy if he just goofs off, and that he should grow up. Otis ignores his advice and leaves to have fun with his friends Pip the Mouse, Pig the pig, Freddy the Ferret, and Peck the Rooster. That same day, Otis meets a new yet pregnant cow named Daisy, accompanied by another girl cow named Bessy.